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Dr. Joseph Santoso, his nursing staff, and residents at the West Clinic have provided superb care for me each of the 3 times that I have been under his care. Dr. Santoso has performed 3 surgeries on me over the past 12 years. Dr. Santoso has a wealth of knowledge in which he patiently discussed with me during each of my appointments and hospital stays (office visits, pre-op care and post-op care). He was very empathetic, kindhearted and compassionate about my well-being. In addition, he has very high expectations for his nursing staff and residents. I will highly recommend Dr. Santoso to all women who have malignant and/or benign gynecologic issues that may have the potential to become malignant. Dr. Joseph Santoso is simply the best!!!!
My GYN for 34 years, followed up on my last pap smear, even though it was ok. He found and froze pre cancer cells in my cervix and sent me to Dr. Santoso for a total hystorectomy. I immediately liked Dr. Santoso and felt very comfortable with him and his staff. He was very polite and sensitive to my fears of pre-cancer actually be cancer. He explained what was happening in my body and the three different surgical procedures for a hystorectomy so that I could choose one. We set a date for the surgery. He made me feel very calm before I went to the operating room. After surgery he told my family and me that he didn't see any cancer but we would be certain when the lab tests were returned. I went home the same day to mend. To my relief, I didn't have cancer, but if I hadn't had my annual pap smear, my pre-cancer cells could/would have likely become cancer. I would recommend Dr. Santoso to everyone in the Memphis area. He is a great surgeon and well as a great person. He is also very funny and it's contagious when smiles and laughs.
I went to an appointment with my Best Friend since I was 4 years old. She is like a sister to me and I love her dearly. Dr Santoso made the visit very comfortable and he broke the ice so good for all of us. He is such a very special doctor, and very caring. I feel like he knows his stuff and makes everyone feel so much better when he talks to you. I am glad he is her doctor.
Dr. Santoso is an outstanding surgeon! He explained my diagnosis clearly, told me why he thought I needed surgery and carefully explained what the surgery involved. He and is staff went out of their way to expedite my care. His management of pain control post surgery was outstanding. Also, his nurse, Mary, is a great asset. He provided outstanding compassionate care at a time of great need. He diagnosed my rare cancer condition quickly. I am very appreciative of him.
Dr. Santoso and Nurse Mary are the two kindness, most caring professionals I ever deal with. They take care of my "emergencies" immediately with full exams and explanations. I am very confident in the care I have been receiving for five years.
Dr. Santoso was a definite God-send! A visit to my gynecologist for my annual check up and to check about a cyst on my vulva ended up with an appointment two days later at The West Clinic with Dr. Santoso. Upon exam, he knew it was cancer, but biopsied to be sure. The biopsy confirmed his original diagnosis, so surgery was set up. Dr. Santoso executed the surgery perfectly--and provided me with excellent care throughout the process. He ha me on a weight loss regimen...and to date, I've lost 25 lbs in 21 days. His concern for my overall health is something that's important to me! If you are experiencing a questionable health issue, take care of it now! Go to Dr. Santoso and let him get you on the road to excellent health! **My return visit after surgery was full of great news! He got all the cancer...and I'm on the mend!
The entire staff at West Clinic was wonderful. Dr. Santoso was thorough and took his time to explain things so I could understand.
I admire dr. joseph santoso very much I would recommend him to all my family and friends he's a very likable doctor to go to, he makes you feel very comfortable and welcomed coming to him. He cares about the well being of his patients.
Dr. Santoso is an incredible doctor, loving, compassionate and intellegent. He loves what he does at it shows in his care of his patients. Thank you Dr. Santoso for the great experience and quality work that you have done for my mom. My family and I have been pleased with your professional service. So glad my mom's Gyn sent her to him. The doctor is PHENOMENAL. my mom's first visit at the office was welcoming comfortable. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS OUT THERE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR.SANTOSO TO EVERYONE.
Dr. Santoso was extremely professional and straight forward, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything he was doing step by step. I asked many questions and he took the time to answer every one of them with grave detail. Dr. Santoso and his staff made the entire visit pleasant and joyful. I would recommend this clinic to anyone and everyone.
After checking earlier review today that I had posted, it only showed 3 stars which is not what I intended for it to be. I intended for it to be 5 stars and more! Dr. Santoso and his staff are phenomenal which I expressed earlier.
I felt at all times; the initial visit, an emergency room visit, surgery, post-surgery, chemo treatment & visits that I was in the hands of a very brilliant & compassionate physician . He chose just the right words to give me the hope & encouragement that I needed at a very difficult time in my life. After 6 treatments and two scans that were good, I received the best Thanksgiving & Christmas presents of not having to return for 3 months.
Dr. Santoso is competent, caring, research driven and thinks outside of the box when it comes to treating his patients. In my case, having been under his care for seven years, my cancer journey has been lined with hope and the certain knowledge that Dr. Santoso pursues all avenues of treatment. He is truthful in relaying information to me and he answers or finds the answers to all of my questions. More than once during office visits he has called colleagues for clarification of scan results, etc. Dr. Santoso is very accessible through his nurse, Mary. I email questions or concerns, and she responds almost immediately, even on the weekend. When filing an appeal with my insurance company, Dr. Santoso willingly proofed and offered important edits to my requests which resulted in being able to finally receive important treatment. I currently have no evidence of disease. Going through this cancer journey at West Clinic with Dr. Santoso allowed me to have great hope because I knew that we were partners in my care.
A wonderful doctor he is treating my mother we love him he is a good doctor!!!
I was referred to Dr. Santoso after an ER visit with pain in my abdomen and a CT scan that revealed a mass in my uterus. Panic set in when I saw that he was associated with West Cancer Clinic , but I will tell you I have several friends that have been to him and these were the reassuring words they told me. HE WILL HAVE A PLAN BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE OFFICE. That was true. And that gave me great peace of mind. The other friend told me "You are in the hands of the very best doctor for your care, AND you should know that he handles all kinds of things related to gynecology besides cancer. And that was true. He is truly one of the kindest and most compassionate doctors I've ever known. I felt that even if I had had not great news I would have been better equipped to handle it because of the unbelievable care and concern Dr. Santoso and his team showed me. He was forth coming in what he knew and what he was not sure of. Please if you are even hesitating a little bit DON'T - early detection is vital. And I don't think you'll find a better doctor in this field to come along side you. He is amazing!
Very considerate, caring, great bedside manners and easy to talk to.
Dr. Santosa & his staff are wonderful!!! So glad my local Gyn sent me to him for follow up after hysterectomy for uterine cancer. The BEST!!!
Can't say enough about this phenomenal doctor. So thankful I was referred to him & that I didn't postpone the appointment. Advice to those who may think about waiting to seek treatment, don't. He is thatgood
I am a two time Cancer Survivor, I have received excellent care from Dr Joseph Santoso and his Wonderful Staff. He treated me with patient n respect and explain things so that I felt very comfortable. I truly recommend him to anyone with Cancer as soon as possible, because he is the Best Dr in Memphis. Thru the Grace of GOD n Dr Santos I'm Cancer Free. He will forever b in my Prayers . Thank U JESUS
Kindest doctor I have ever experience.
Absolutely the best of the best. Without him, I would not have my mother today.
Boy was I scared when my gynecologist found a mass during my exam! She referred me to Dr. Santoso at The West Clinic. Best referral I have ever gotten. Dr. Santoso and his staff welcome you to their family and make a scary diagnosis understandable. They are extremely compassionate and you are relieved to be in their care. Don't wait because you are scared--it doesn't get better with time. I had my surgery on New Year's Eve and am on my way to recovery thanks to Dr. Santoso and his staff. Make that call!
Could not have asked for better treatment from Dr. Santoso and his staff at Women's Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
I can not say enough good about Dr. J. Santoso. He did an abdominal hysterectomy on Dec. 1st, due to stage 1 uterine cancer diagnosis.With his "expertness" and the grace of God- I am now cancer free and feeling better every day. I am so grateful to him. LADIES -listen to your body- if something is not right GO to the Dr.- you won't be sorry!
Recommended by my physician as " the best their is" and she was spot on. I have been with Dr. Santos for three months. From the first moment I met him, I really like him. He talks to you like you're a friend, not just a patient. He explains everything, goes over the Labs with you and helps you to understand what it all means. He is knowledgeable, professional, courteous and compassionate. I never have to wait long at the clinic to see him. The nurses and staff are just as professional and kind. Because of Dr. Santoso my journey with cancer has been much easier. I would recommend him highly to my friends. I give Dr. Santoso all four stars!
One year ago, I had prophylactic oophorectomy and hysterectomy that was performed by Dr. Santoso. Dr Santoso and Mary Crigger (his RN) were so wonderful! Dr. Santoso answered any and all questions I had prior to surgery and post-op (I had lots of questions). I needed a last-minute cardiology clearance prior to surgery and Mary and Dr Santoso went out of their way to take care of everything for me as I didn't know where to begin with the process. Dr. Santoso is a brilliant man with a kind and gentle nature. He is continually researching and learning about medicine and science in general. He is methodical with the surgical process and analytical in making recommendations, which speaks to a fact-driven person like me. But he is kind, loving, sensitive and understanding which helps patients cope with health challenges. He successfully operated on my mother (a cancer survivor) 8 years ago. I'm 37 with small children and I feel great post-op and have returned to my active lifestyle. I am forever grateful for Dr. Santoso! He is a phenomenal surgeon and person!
I was referred to Dr. Santoso, when a large mass was discovered after a cat scan. My Dr. prepared me that it was probably ovarian cancer. Of course, I was nervous about meeting with Dr. Santoso. When Dr. Santoso came into the exam room he introduced himself and from that moment on I was at ease. He explained that I needed surgery, then it would be determined if the mass was cancer or not. He explained the procedure and even drew it on a piece of paper showing what the surgery would be. He assured me I would have surgery one day and go home the next. He also assured me that he would control my pain. I had the surgery and was amazed at how quickly the pain was controlled. He made follow up visit, discharged me, but not before he made sure If I had any questions. I cannot say enough about Dr. Santoso. He is brilliant, his bed side manner is exceptional and he treats you like he cares about you. I highly recommend him!! I had my surgery at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. The care I received there was far above any expectation. The nursing staff was excellent! They treated me and my family with the highest respect. They took care of my every need in a professional caring manner. I would rate every nurse, housekeeping staff, dietary and every one I had contact with there a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Thank you Dr. Santoso and Methodist Hospital.
Cancer is an ugly word. If you have to have Cancer you could not be in better hands than with Dr. Santoso and his staff. He is a good listener and always reassures you on your fears and worries. He has given me a second chance at life and I will be forever greteful.
The doctor who found my tumor in 2013 looked at me seriously and said that my particular tumor was the kind that was ultimately in God's hands and I needed the best oncologist to be found. He gave Dr. Santoso's name to me. From the very first visit it was obvious that he is a brilliant doctor, one who loves his work, and one who cares compassionately about his patients. I am now in a second battle with the cancer popping up in another place. I believe Dr. Santoso is a part of God's plan in this journey I am on. He always patiently and attentively listens to each complaint or problem I have, treating me as if I am the only patient he has to attend to that day. This is so different from the myriads of other doctors I've had through the years. His nurse is special too, and all of his staff has been very nice, so that an office visit is made absolutely as pleasant as possible under very adverse circumstances. Whatever the final outcome of the vicious cancer on my body may be, I know Dr. Santoso is doing everything he can do, he makes my visits very pleasant, he is trusting God for wisdom, and my time here on earth is ultimately in God's hand. He loves me and His will is best for me. I'm very thankful He has placed Dr. Santoso as my earthly caregiver for this battle in my life.
I can not say enough good things about Dr Santosa. His bedside manner was excellent which meant so much. I had my abdominal hysterectomy at Baptist Women's Hospital, which I loved. If you are diagnosed with cancer, and scared to death, as I was, please consider Dr Santosa. He is very caring and his staff is excellent.
He treated us like we had known each other forever. He was sweet, kind, and gentle with his diagnosis. He had nothing but confidence that he would take care of it all for us. He was sorry for the reason, but glad to meet us. He spent the extra time and effort to put Mama and me in a comfort zone. He knew when to make the mood lighter and how to do it without coming off as inconsiderate. He has a great personality and is great at his job. He managed to get ALL the cancer during Mama's surgery. He did as he said, he took care of it for us. I have recommended him to anyone that will listen to me and will continue to do so. He's my hero! Thank you, Dr. Santoso, for giving my Mama her life back!
Dr. Santoso has been my gyn-oncologist for 5 1/2 years. When I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer, my regular gynecologist referred me to Dr. Santoso. She stated that "He is the best"! I have found her words to be very true. Dr. Santoso is very knowledgeable about gyn cancers and treatment, and is always kind, appropriately cheerful, and a wonderful listener. He always encourages me to discuss my concerns. To every appointment I bring a small tablet with a list of questions regarding my condition and treatments, and he readily sits beside me and discusses each one. He encourages me to be an active partner in all aspects of this cancer journey. His nurse, Mary, is also very involved with my care and is loving, fun, and always available. They are an extremely supportive team! In addition to his role as physician, Dr. Santoso is very involved in oncology research. He is well published in refereed medical journals and presents these studies at national and international meetings.
Dr. Santoso is the BEST ONCOLOGIST anyone could pray for he's caring, shows concern and takes the time to make sure you are knowledgeable about what is going on with your body. Dr. Santoso goes above and beyond to make sure that the treatment you receive is the most effective for your type and stage diagnosis. His staff are very polite and always willing to assist you. I strongly recommend anyone in need of a below the belt oncologist choose THE BEST DR, JOSEPH SANTOSO.
An elevated CA125 lab,ovarian cysts & uterine fibroid tumors led me to Dr. Santoso. Options were: serial-repeat testing, surgery, waiting, or a second opinion . I chose surgery since this was my second opinion and that was the surest way to find if I had ovarian or uterine cancer which is very hard to diagnose with symptoms usually showing up after the disease has already progressed. My uterus was too large so I had to have an open abdomen procedure which has longer recovery and is usually more painful but that was not the case. Early morning surgery removing ovaries, fallopian tubes & uterus led to only 1 night at the hospital. My pain level was reduced with a PCA pain pump I controlled and Dr. Santoso's pain medication regimen. I'm now at almost the 3 week mark and its gone very well. Bowel movements and gas were uncomfortable but that's expected with major surgery. Dr Santoso was wonderful and open throughout the whole process & I would highly recommend him to others.
I am 46 and was told I needed a full hysterectomy. I was scared and wasn't sure what to expect after. Although everyone reassures you that it will be fine there is still fear of the unknown. Dr. Santoso did my surgery 2 weeks ago to the day and let me say I shouldn't have wasted my time on fear. I left the hospital the same day and managed the pain well with Dr. Santoso's help. I am happy to be cancer free and would go back to him and recommend him to all. You are and will be in the best care with him by your side.
Dr. Santoso is an Angel in my life, he diagnosed my ovarian cancer (3c) two years ago. I am through treatment and am expecting to be pronounced to be cancer free in 30 days. Not only has he done everything in his power to heal me he has been there for my husband and my family, showing his caring and his desire to heal through my entire ordeal.
I've had 10 surgeries in the past 24 years and seen doctors for various other issues too, so I've dealt with a lot of doctors. While some w ...
Dr. Santoso is the epitome of a wonderful, caring doctor. He lets you know by his actions and attitude that he cares about you and your health. Cancer is such a scary diagnosis anyway but Dr. Santoso makes you feel so at ease. He is certainly one of God's angels on earth. A cancer (free) survivor thanks to this wonderful doctor. Cannot put into words what a good person and doctor he is.
I have been seeing Dr Santoso for the past 6 years as my Oncologist. He is the best Dr in the world as far as I am concerned. I have nothing but respect for him and can't imagine seeing anyone else! He is super intelligent and extremely caring and the best bedside manners I have ever dealt with. I give him 5 stars and would give more if the were available!
I would definitely reccomend Dr. Santoso! Great person, great doctor! Very, very caring! When you're sick, you need a doctor like him. Though I was told some things I didn't wanna hear about my health at one point, everything turned out in my favor!!! Hallelujah!! No cancer!!! I thank god for Dr. Santoso. He made me comfortable and relaxed when in a iffy situation. Couldn't ask for a better doctor!
Dr.Santoso is very professional, kind and courteous.....
Dr.Santoso is in my opinion one of the most caring doctors I have ever encountered. He is very professional and does an excellent job in the or and with your follow up....He has an amazing bed side manner and takes time to explain anything he intends on doing for treatment.......
Thank You from the bottom of my heart for saving my life. Your my ANGEL here on earth. Your the best Doctor in the world, and if anything I could do for you just ask, I pray for you and your family everyday. Lots of hugs to you and your staff.. <3
Dr.Santoso is a wonderful doctor with great bedside manners. He saved my 14yr old daughter life on Oct.6,2010. Now she's a ovarian cancer survival. I dont know how i can make it with out him and his loving TEAM !!! GO WEST CLINIC on Union. LOVE U GUYS
Dr. Santoso explained the stage of cancer, and the recommended surgery. He made me feel confident that was the right choice for me. He has a great bedside manner, explained how the surgery would go to family members. I was so lucky to have him as my doctor. His nurse Mary was also very caring and informative. They made this difficult time easier for me and my family.The West Clinic is the best place to go if you have cancer!
THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE RESPECT I HAVE FOR DR. SANTOSO HE IS VERY CARING, THE BEST BED SIDE MANNERS OF ANY DR I HAVE EVER BEEN TO AND THE MOST INTELLIGENT MAN I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE! i WOULD TRUST ANYTHING HE SUGGESTS AND AGAIN....HE SAVED MY LIFE!
When faced with an unexpected cancer diagnosis, I was sent to Dr. Santoso. He was kind, friendly, and professional. His good reputation came from everyone at the hospital and office. He skill and thoroughness made a difficult situation much more bearable - he was wonderful!